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Evolution of the current wedge and the generator current circuit by fast reconnection
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Image of FIG. 1.
FIG. 1.

Schematic drawing of the generator current circuit passing through the MHD generator region ahead of the loop top; here, is the reconnection electric field, is the extent where the fast reconnection proceeds, and is the initial sheet current, some of which becomes the current wedge, [after Ugai (2008), Ref. 15].

Image of FIG. 2.
FIG. 2.

Magnetic field and plasma flow configurations in the , , and planes.

Image of FIG. 3.
FIG. 3.

Magnetic field lines that pass through some spatial points on the -directional line at and .

Image of FIG. 4.
FIG. 4.

Distributions of the sheared field component at different times in the planes and , where and indicate, respectively, the negative and positive peak values of .

Image of FIG. 5.
FIG. 5.

Profiles of the field component in the direction at and at different times.

Image of FIG. 6.
FIG. 6.

Distributions of the current density component in the plane , where indicates the negative peak value of .

Image of FIG. 7.
FIG. 7.

Profiles of the current density component in the -direction at for various locations.

Image of FIG. 8.
FIG. 8.

Current density vectors in the and planes.

Image of FIG. 9.
FIG. 9.

Current density vectors at in the , 2.0, and 2.28 planes.

Image of FIG. 10.
FIG. 10.

Profiles of and along the axis at times and 44.

Image of FIG. 11.
FIG. 11.

Current flow lines passing through the generator region ahead of the loop top at times , 42, and 43, where vertical projection of the flow lines onto the plane is also shown.

Image of FIG. 12.
FIG. 12.

Current flow lines starting from the boundary at times , 43, and 44, where the generator current circuit at is also shown.

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Scitation: Evolution of the current wedge and the generator current circuit by fast reconnection
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/pop/16/1/10.1063/1.3055598
10.1063/1.3055598
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